Introduction:See, this time I spelt "games" correctly. Anyway, since I haven't played the Wii U and am not doing portable, this will conclude my top five Nintendo games series. When the Nintendo Wii was first announced and I managed to stop laughing at the name, I honestly wasn't that interested in it. I don't really like motion controls so the system didn't really appeal to me but it ended up as my favorite console of it's generation because it brought back what I loved the most, side-scrolling platforms. As always one per series and no compilation games but everything else is free game.
Talk about an easy pick. Much like Melee was the reason I got a Gamecube, Brawl was the reason I got a Wii & oh my god, do I love it. Let's talk about the negatives, they added tripping and removed Mewtwo (Roy too I guess). Everything else, in my opinion was awesome. The additions of Sonic & Snake were great as were Olimar, R.O.B., Lucas, Pokémon Trainer, Lucario, Ike, etc. Subspace Emissary is one of the funnest modes period, I loved the story and it was a blast playing-through. And you still have all the other modes to play from earlier games. The amount of fun modes in this game are insane. Creating a stage is fun even if the options are limited. The music list is awesome, the new stages are awesome, just everything about it is awesome (except tripping). Seriously, I don't think I can talk about this game without coming across as a fangirl so I'll just stop here.
Admittedly, I have my problems with this game. Mostly because it doesn't entirely capture the feel of the old Donkey Kong Country games but I do still really like it. I like that Dk & Diddy really play differently. I still love the mine cart levels (those are always awesome) and the boss fights are really fun. I don't like all new additions though, the rocket levels are terrible but I always just get my brother to do those. Probably my least favorite from the franchise but still my second favorite from the Wii.
Mario side-scrolling platforms are always solid and this was no exception. It's just an extremely well-made platformer and it doesn't need more than that. It's not my favorite Mario platformer but it's up there and I don't know how to talk more in-depth about this one. I do like the fact that you could kill your partner though, that was fun.
To be honest, I'm not sure if this game or 2 deserves the spot. 2 had a lot of things I liked better but it missed one vital thing that makes me put 3 above it and it's not entirely fair. The booklet for the second didn't explain how to play with the gamecube controller & I refused to use the Wiimote. So, number three gets the spot and I really do I love it. I was raised on DBZ & Toonami, and the fighting system here wasn't that deep or anything but it was very fun. One of my favorite Dragon Ball Z games, easily.
While I don't care for the motion controls, when you get something right, you get it right and Wii Sports got it right. Being one of the only games I've played with the entire family really helps out. Let's target each sport individually for this one. Tennis never really clicked for me when strangely, out of all the options this game has, tennis games tend to be my favorite but I almost never touched this one because it just wasn't that good. Baseball was a ton of fun, just because you have basically your entire collection of Mii's. Bowling's my favorite and the only one I made Pro in. Golf was very fun, probably the one we played the most at the end of it's run. Boxing was awful. The game may have ranked higher if I still had a working copy of the game but as it stands it's been years since I've played it. Everything else is recent in my memory because I still play them from time to time.
Shout out to Kirby's Return To Dreamland & Rayman Origins. Anyway, those are my top five favorite Wii games, an easy and quick list to make but I'm certain there are plenty who disagree. If you're one of them, leave a comment! If you're not still, leave a comment!
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